Goodrich Business in UK Wins Queen's Award for EnterpriseBy Goodrich Corporation, PRNE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, April 20, 2011 - — Prestigious international trade award recognizes significant increase
in export sales
Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) Sensors and Integrated Systems business
in Plymouth, UK has won a 2011 Queen's Award for Enterprise, the highest
official UK honor for British businesses. The award, in the category of
international trade, recognizes a tripling of exports by the former Atlantic
Inertial Systems (AIS) business, which was acquired by Goodrich in 2009.
Brian Gora, president of Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems
business said, "This honor underscores how the Goodrich team in Plymouth
continues its exceptional track record of providing advanced performance,
capability and support for its customers. Its remarkable growth in exports
upholds our continued drive to stay ahead of the market and create even
smaller, more precise and more capable systems. The Plymouth team is
fundamental to supporting Goodrich's balanced growth strategy to increase our
defense footprint with products that the military needs today."
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise recognize outstanding achievement by UK
businesses in the categories of international trade, innovation and
sustainable development. The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The
Queen, are judged to a demanding level, and are only given for the highest
levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. In the international
trade category, a business must be able to show that it has achieved
outstanding growth in overseas earnings and commercial success.
The Goodrich team in Plymouth designs, develops and produces miniature
high performance solid state inertial systems that provide stabilisation,
guidance, navigation and control for an array of systems from land vehicles
to satellites. The company is a market leader in micro- electric-mechanical
systems (MEMS) based inertial systems, and supports products in service with
23 military forces worldwide. Its TERPROM(R) terrain avoidance software
system enhances safety by providing position and situational awareness to
military pilots during intense and stressful flight operations.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of
systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets.
With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the
industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide
manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit
Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent
company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as
"Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.
GR - Electronic Systems
Alison Fenn, +44-1752-722005, or Andrew Martin, +1-704-423-7048
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